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ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about St. Albans Drive-In closes on Jul 22, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Another piece of lousy news. So sorry to hear this.

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about Fair Oaks Drive-In on Jul 9, 2014 at 8:56 am

Terrible news!

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about City council grants Century 21 dome theater historical status on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:41 am

Second all of that! This is the kind of news we can use once in a while.

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about Historic Movie Theaters in Phila burbs still showing daily movies on Jun 4, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Judging by the picture, that County is one gorgeous theater.

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about 70mm Film Festival returns to Chicago on May 28, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Oh boy, would I love to get to some of that. Please keep us updated!

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about Scottsdale Six demolished on May 14, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Disgusting.

Sorry to hear this.

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about Forest Theatre on Apr 15, 2014 at 3:06 pm

I’m sorry to say I’d been through there several times and noticed it, but never stopped to take a picture.

As of today, if you go to Bing Maps and choose Bird’s Eye view (it’s no longer on Aerial View which has been updated), you can see it clearly at the intersection of Forest Rd. and Boston Post Rd./Orange Avenue — especially in the image facing west.

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about Connecticut could be first state to curb loud movies on Mar 12, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Violation of FREE SPEECH??

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about Drive-in to reopen in Paramount on Feb 4, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Go for it! I wish you all the best.

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about Thunderbird Theater on Jan 30, 2014 at 3:58 pm

From the looks of the building on Google and Bing, it must have been a really fine suburban theater.

I wish I could remember what I saw there while living in the area in 1985/86. If anyone can recall any particular movies exhibited there during those years, I’d sure appreciate it.

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 11, 2014 at 3:01 pm

I didn’t know him, myself, but this is a shock nonetheless. Always appreciated his playing. Thank you, Peter — and for the links, as well.

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about *** Comments and Behavior On This Site *** on Dec 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm

I use adblocker, too, but disabled it and those links just don’t work. (I’m on Chrome and Win7.) I don’t search from there, so had never noticed.

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ChasSmith commented about *** Comments and Behavior On This Site *** on Dec 6, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Just a quick note of thanks for everything you guys do. I should take the time to keep with my own personal research and post more than I do, as this is an extremely valuable site to me, personally. Please do whatever you think best to keep it great.

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about Scouting the Remains of Brooklyn’s Incredible Paramount Movie Theatre on Dec 5, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Wonderful!

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about Movie theater matrons gone from NY on Nov 18, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I saw nothing to indicate that there was more than I was seeing…but it sure seems to end rather abruptly.

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ChasSmith commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Oct 27, 2013 at 7:10 pm

http://www.criterion.com/films/28579-it-s-a-mad-mad-mad-mad-world

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about iPIC Westwood on Oct 25, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Terrible. Another Westwood humiliation.

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about 3-D Film Expo returns to the Egyptian on Aug 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm

It’s absolutely killing me not to go. I wish everyone a superb Expo.

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about Sheridan Theatre on Aug 14, 2013 at 11:33 am

In the anticipation leading up to Criterion’s release of a certain epic comedy, I’d like to commemorate that film’s roadshow presentation at the Sheridan, which I have always held wonderful memories of seeing at the tender age of 14. I especially cherish my having recalled a couple of the soon-to-be-cut scenes that indicate we were there within the first few weeks of the run.

IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD Theater: Sheridan Premiere: December 19, 1963 (Florida Premiere) Duration: 23 weeks Format: Cinerama (70mm) Hype: “The World’s Critics Go Stark Raving Mad! Mad! Mad! Mad!”

—with gratitude to Al Alvarez & Michael Coate

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about Mann's Chinese, November 1974 on Jun 7, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Mann’s Chinese, November 1974

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about "Earthquake" at the Chinese on Jun 7, 2013 at 9:51 pm

November 1974

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about Warnor Theatre on Apr 26, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Yesindeed. Always loved balconies, and I especially remember sitting up there at the Florida’s summer kids' matinees.

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about "2001: A Space Odyssey" 45th Anniversary – The Cinerama Engagements on Apr 2, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Thanks to a good friend who was way more aware than I about this new film, I saw it on several occasions at the State in Cleveland, once at the Summit in Detroit, and of course countless subsequent times in other venues over the years. The runs at the State and Summit were simply magnificent. I will never forget those experiences, or that incredible summer over which ‘2001’ loomed so large.

As always, thanks for the great research marking a notable anniversary and revitalizing some wonderful memories.

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about Ramapo aims to keep the Lafayette a first-run movie theater on Apr 2, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Yeah, what the….?

ChasSmith
ChasSmith commented about Looking back at Miami movie palaces on Mar 2, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Wonderful!